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BRITAIN: Briton hurt in flight bid run.

A BRITISH man was deported from the US after he ran across a major highway, through a field, across rail tracks and over a barbed wire fence at an airport in an apparent bid to catch a flight, airport officials said yesterday.

The 22-year-old was tackled by a security guard at Detroit Metro Airport, who sat on him until help arrived.

Airport spokesman Michael Conway said the man was deported back to Britain last night.

"I don't know what was going on in his head," Mr Conway said.

"He caused us a great deal of trouble yesterday, but I felt quite sorry for him."

He went on: "He had missed a flight the night before and for some reason decided to go running across both east and west lanes of a 70mph highway waving a white towel above his head."

One witness said the man was almost hit several times. Mr Conway said the man severely injured himself climbing the 10ft airport fence which was topped with six layers of barbed wire.
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Date:Nov 3, 2007
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